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Schools - Matlock Farm Park

We welcome school trips, pre-schools, scouting and guiding organisations, special needs groups, holiday groups and more.

Our aim is to tailor make your visit to include activities that are suited to your requirements. We can accommodate up to 120 in a group with classrooms and outdoor, covered heated areas, so that your group may comfortably eat their lunches .

We offer two packages:

Upcoming Group Visit changes. Please note, the Standard Farm Park Page will increase from 1st September 2022 to £8.95 per child and Farm Park Package Plus will temporarily be on hold.

Standard Farm Park Package

Guided farm park tour
Meerkat feeding and talk
Animal feed for each child
Provision of indoor classrooms for picnics and bag storage
Small animal handling
A farm park voucher for every child to take home

£8.50 per child Prices – based on 20 children or more, with one adult receiving FREE entry per 5 paying children (one adult FREE accompanying each child with SEN)
Farm Park Package + Includes Farm Park package PLUS plus one other session, with the choice of:

Lifecycle of a Chicken
Mini-beast Mayhem
Pond Dipping.

£10 per child Prices – based on 20 children or more, with one adult receiving FREE entry per 5 paying children (one adult FREE accompanying each child with SEN)
Pony rides can be added to your experience - £3.50 per child (age minimum of 3 years)
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Standard Farm Park Package
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Standard farm park package Guided Tour

A fun and informative tour of the farm park and our animals. A bag of animal feed is included so children can experience hand feeding and stroking of the animals. Topics such as animal classification and physical features, growth and babies, animal senses, habitats and predator vs prey, can be covered and targeted to the age of the group. More in depth focus can be given to one of these areas or we can link with other relevant topic work. For SEN groups, sensory experiences can be included in the tour.

Small Animal Handling Small animal handling

Come and cuddle a bunny rabbit, stroke a guinea pig, handle a tortoise and in Spring and early Summer, cradle a fluffy chick. Being so close with gentle, friendly animals is a delight for our young visitors and creates special memories.

Meerkat Feeding Meerkat Feeding

Gather around the meerkat pen and see our family meerkat mob at work and play. Hear all about their needs, their habitat, diet and unique set of behaviours. All children have the opportunity to give live mealworm to the meerkats too!

Farm Park Package + The following activities are at an additional cost of £1.50 per activity per child- please enquire if interested
Mini-beast mayhem Mini-beast mayhem

In our Wildlife Garden, children will look at the features of and identify mini-beasts found, learn what role they play and think about the micro-habitats they live in. With our guide they will then assist in the making a layer of a 'Bug Hotel', to attract new mini-beasts to 'check in' at their ideal habitat.

Lifecycle of a chicken Lifecycle of a chicken

Meet our chickens and find out about their needs and behaviour; learn more about the egg laying process, incubation and meet our chicks. Get up close to a mother hen and chick, see, feel and hear their differences.

Pony rides (5-10 mins) Pony rides (5-10 mins)

See how our ponies are tacked up and hear about their needs. Have a rewarding experience with a gentle ride on the ponies, accompanied by our trained instructors. £3.50 extra per child, subject to availability.

For further enquiries or to book, please contact:

Risk assessment can be supplied on request